Sign the Petition: Tell School Districts to Keep Commercial Advertising Out of Schools

Let’s Get Back to Commercial-Free Schools

Across the country, many school districts face significant budget shortfalls. Seeking alternative sources of revenue, growing numbers of districts are allowing corporations to advertise on school properties. Eager to target a potentially lucrative market, advertisers are marketing their products in school cafeterias, athletic stadiums, on school buses, on lockers, and even in classrooms.

Schools are no place for advertising. Allowing commercialism to infiltrate schools undermines their educational mission. Kids learn market values instead of civic values. And, often, it is junk food makers that are most eager to advertise in schools. In an already hyper-commercialized world, children need schools to be a sanctuary from the onslaught of advertising they face everywhere else.

To make matters worse, in-school advertising schemes rarely raise significant revenue for school districts. When they permit advertising, districts are left in the same financial hole they began in, but now their students’ education has been compromised.

Some things shouldn’t be for sale.

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We, the undersigned, believe that commercial advertising has no place in schools. We call on school district officials to reject all plans to allow commercial advertising on school properties.

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226-250 of 15530 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
15305 Wed Sep 12 14:44:54 EDT 2012 George J. Krol Enfield, CT
15304 Wed Sep 12 14:16:56 EDT 2012 Gretchen Miller Eugene, OR
15303 Wed Sep 12 13:51:01 EDT 2012 Daniel Senic Portland, OR
15302 Wed Sep 12 11:47:43 EDT 2012 Rebekah Hardeson Brighton, MA
15301 Wed Sep 12 10:59:31 EDT 2012 Walter Bloom Dunwoody, GA
15300 Wed Sep 12 10:33:52 EDT 2012 Ed Taylor Calinville,, IL
15299 Wed Sep 12 09:24:23 EDT 2012 Rebekah Hardeson Brighton, MA
15298 Wed Sep 12 09:16:40 EDT 2012 Marcia Schumann NEW YORK, NY
15297 Wed Sep 12 08:38:36 EDT 2012 Steve Overton Leicester, ot
15296 Wed Sep 12 03:58:23 EDT 2012 Donna Hanson Spring Hill, FL
15295 Wed Sep 12 02:27:23 EDT 2012 Marjorie Steakley Dallas, TX
15294 Wed Sep 12 02:05:09 EDT 2012 Cisco Mendez Fressno, CA
15293 Wed Sep 12 00:06:44 EDT 2012 Anonymous New York, NY
15292 Tue Sep 11 23:53:46 EDT 2012 Oralia Acosta Texas City, TX STOP BUYING OUR KIDS, OUR FUTURE AND OUR COUNTRY!
15291 Tue Sep 11 23:51:27 EDT 2012 JM Hood Riverside, CA
15290 Tue Sep 11 23:46:15 EDT 2012 Jelica Buzet, ot
15289 Tue Sep 11 23:41:53 EDT 2012 Robert Krueger Grass Valley, CA
15288 Tue Sep 11 23:34:00 EDT 2012 Brian Krahmer Buena Vista, CO
15287 Tue Sep 11 23:19:59 EDT 2012 Penny Ryan Anaconda, MT
15286 Tue Sep 11 23:08:51 EDT 2012 Barbara Hardwick Redondo Beach, CA
15285 Tue Sep 11 22:47:01 EDT 2012 Blackford Shelton Baltimore, MD
15284 Tue Sep 11 22:05:42 EDT 2012 Matt OKeefe Boylston, MA
15283 Tue Sep 11 21:49:23 EDT 2012 Taylore Sinclaire Costa Mesa, CA
15282 Tue Sep 11 21:49:23 EDT 2012 Taylore Sinclaire Costa Mesa, CA
15281 Tue Sep 11 21:39:06 EDT 2012 Nicole De Nardis Marshfield, WI
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